Bug 222455 - Kernel oops when starting pcscd on a Dell Lattitude D620.
Kernel oops when starting pcscd on a Dell Lattitude D620.
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
5.0
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2007-01-12 11:45 EST by Phil Knirsch
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:18 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0959
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Last Closed: 2007-11-07 14:19:37 EST
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Description Phil Knirsch 2007-01-12 11:45:39 EST
Description of problem:

After installing the latest RHEL5 beta tree (RHEL5-Server-20070105) when i try
to boot up the system it hangs when trying to start the pcscd service. Only a
powercycle of the laptop brings it back to live.

After some investigation it seems that the pcscd tries to load the module for
the O2 Micro Oz776 SmartCard reader and then oopses and hangs the whole system.

Unfortunately the oops doesn't land in any logfile. If there is a way to capture
that i'd be more than happy to provide it ofc.

I've also tried the latest kernel from the nightly tree, same problem.

All this used to work before christmas, so at least for me in beta it's a
regression.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

RHEL5-Server-20070105:

o kernel-2.6.18-1.2961.el5
o kernel-2.6.18-1.3002.el5
o glibc-2.5-9
o pcsc-lite-1.3.1-7

How reproducible:

Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install latest RHEL5 tree on a Dell Lattitude D620
2. Reboot
3. Watch it hang during pcscd service start
  
Actual results:

System hangs in 1st reboot after installation.

Expected results:

System should boot up properly.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ernie Petrides 2007-09-05 18:11:49 EDT
Hi, Phil.  Does this problem still exist with the RHEL5.1 beta kernel?
Comment 2 Phil Knirsch 2007-09-06 06:56:18 EDT
Just tested it today, works correctly now and no more hangs.

So this bug can be closed.

Thanks for the fix,

Read ya, Phil
Comment 3 Ernie Petrides 2007-09-06 16:56:34 EDT
Since we suspect this problem was fixed in RHEL5.1, which is not yet
released, I'm reopening this bug so that it can be put into MODIFIED
state.  It will later be closed (after Don adds it to the advisory).
Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2007-11-07 14:19:37 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2007-0959.html

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